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Conducting longitudinal research with older widows : Exploring personal communities through multiple methods

Collins, T 2016, 'Conducting longitudinal research with older widows : Exploring personal communities through multiple methods' , Journal of Women & Aging, 30 (3) .

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Abstract

This article reports on the process of undertaking a longitudinal multiple methods study with older women experiencing the transition of later life widowhood. A series of three qualitative in depth interviews were conducted with twenty-six older widows in North Staffordshire, United Kingdom. Interviews included the use of personal community diagrams to identify the structure of personal communities, and Christmas and Christmas cards to further explore social relationships and practices during transition. Examples of cases are given to illustrate the findings derived from the methods employed. The cases demonstrate the diverse and often paradoxical nature of social relationships within similar networks.

Item Type: Article
Themes: Health and Wellbeing
Schools: Schools > School of Health Sciences
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Women & Aging
Publisher: Routledge
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 0895-2841
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Funders: Non funded research
Depositing User: T Collins
Date Deposited: 16 Jun 2015 15:53
Last Modified: 20 Jul 2016 14:36
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/35226

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